Salma Hayek

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  • Name: Salma Hayek ( Salma Hayek )
  • Date of birth: 2 September 1966
  • Age: 50 years
  • Place of birth: Coatzacoalcos
  • Height: 154
  • Activities: actress
  • Marital status: married to françois Pinault

    Salma Hayek: a biography

    Hollywood is full of movie stars from all over the world. Among them — the talented actress Salma Hayek, born in distant Mexico, where she became a national heroine. But before the world-famous actress has had to overcome a long way through the discrimination and discouragement.

    Salma was born into a wealthy family September 2, 1966 in Coatzacoalcos, on the Gulf coast. Her mother Diana Medina was Spanish in origin and popular Opera singer, and her father Sami Hayek, is a successful Lebanese businessman who has built his considerable fortune in the oil market. From early childhood mother instilled the girl love of art and my father never missed an opportunity to treat their beloved daughter. After Sunday mass Themselves led their children in the only in the town cinema, which was often fully Packed. But for the family Hayek was missing one place, because the father planted a daughter on his shoulders, so that the girl could freely enjoy the cinema. It was then that Salma began to realize that she wants more from life and dreams of leaving the cramped city.

    At the age of 9 she had the chance. Girl for several years was engaged in gymnastics, and she was invited to the national team. But here intervened his father, who was strongly against leaving a minor daughter to the capital, where she had a grueling daily workout. Salma, like any other child brought up to respect parents, obey the decision of his father, and remained with the family. However, the dream to leave the city of the future, the actress refused and was eventually able to persuade parents to send her to Louisiana, where a Catholic boarding school for girls.

    The impression of Hayek about the schooling has been very mixed. She pretty well mastered the material and got good grades, loved to sing at the Catholic mass and often joked about their mentors, who bore no grudge against the mischievous student. But then Salma has put a bad diagnosis is dyslexia, which prevented to fully master the skills of reading and writing. In addition, she was ashamed of her small Breasts, making it quite inconspicuous against the feminine classmates.

    In 15 years, Hayek returned to Mexico again to go to the USA, but now in the city of Huston where she lived with her aunt. A long stay in an English speaking country helped the girl to learn the language and absorb the American culture and its values. Although the future status of a movie star, adolescence Salma was suffering from skin problems, typical of many girls her age. On the background of the struggle with the shortcomings she got depressed and got a digestive disorder, which could the day not to eat or absorb food in unimaginable quantities. An unbalanced diet has led to weight problems and serious worries about their appearance. Some time Hayek was so ashamed of himself, could not go out. However, she found the strength to cope with all the problems before joining the Ibero-American Institute in Mexico city.

    Salma soon realized that a career diplomat is not attracted to her, and secretly began to learn acting skills by playing in school performances. Soon, she had to admit his passion to the father, who at first did not believe in the talent of his daughter, but supported her desire to become an actress.

    In 1991, the future star went to Los Angeles to study acting. There she had very quickly to get rid of his Mexican accent, which could prevent to make a career in Hollywood.

    Salma Hayek: movies

    In the movie, Salma came serendipitously. She performed in the play «Aladdin» on stage children’s theatre, where the girl was noticed by a Mexican producer and was offered a small role in the series. Her debut was so successful that after some time, the actress got the lead role in new serial telenovela «Teresa», which was released in 1989. And, although such series on the Mexican television was enough, «Teresa» was incredibly successful, not least thanks to the lovely and talented Salma. After the premiere of Hayek instantly became the most famous and popular actress of the country. On the wave of this success he was invited to the feature film «the Alley of miracles». The Director picked up a really «star» structure for the film, the film enjoyed immense popularity at home and earned many prestigious awards.

    However, the ambitions of Salma demanded more. So she moved to the USA where, at first, faced serious discrimination. American Directors simply refused to offer the actress a major role, considering that the Mexican may not be the Central character in the film. However, she was lucky to meet on their way to Robert Rodriguez, whose ancestors themselves came from Mexico. The Director appreciated the talents of Hayek and invited her in his film «

  • Desperado» with Antonio Banderas in the title role. Initially the partner of the actor was supposed to be Jennifer Lopez, but Rodriguez made a bet on an unknown in America, Salma. The film was released in 1995 and brought the actress first popularity in Hollywood, as well as new work. Hayek herself was not enthusiastic about the proposed role, as most Directors saw her only in the image of the fatal beauty, while the artist wanted to show their artistic talents and not an impressive appearance. She even thought to go back to Mexico, but the wife of Rodriguez persuaded her to stay.

    Salma went on to star in the films of Robert, and in later years came the films «Four rooms,» «From dusk till dawn» and «Once in Mexico».

    In 2000, Hayek founded production centre «Ventanarosa», which was more than loyal to Spanish-speaking Actresses. Her debut picture was the drama «nobody writes to the Colonel», where the actress played one of the roles.

    Cult fame and popularity Hayek brought the film «

  • Frida» 2002. Salma wanted to play the image of the famous Mexican artist for seven years, and, when Hayek became a producer of the film, this dream became a reality. For its role, the actress was not afraid to grow a real mustache, which were typical of Frida Kahlo. Experiments with the appearance, as well as the movie itself, did not go unnoticed. The film won two awards «Oscar», one for «Best female role», which was a real recognition of talent Hayek. No less successful was the directorial debut of Salma. In 2003, the television screens released film «the Maldonado Miracle», brought the Creator of «Emmy».

    Salma Hayek personal life

    Hollywood not only brought the actress worldwide fame, but also a lot of beautiful novels. The first choice of the Mexican star became a British actor Edward Atterton, whom she met on the set of the movie «the Hunchback of Notre Dame». Their romance lasted only two years, as Salma has decided to dedicate his life to the work, breaking off the relationship.

    In 1999, she met actor Edward Norton. The pair met about four years. The reason for the divorce too different schedules of filming, the actors just could not devote enough time to each other. Moreover, Norton always disliked publicity, while his fiancee Hayek appeared regularly on the covers of magazines and gave numerous interviews. During the year, Salma was Dating another actor, Josh Lucas, sincerely admired his talented companion.

    For a long time, Hayek was hiding his personal life from the press, and in 2007, suddenly announced her engagement with French billionaire Francois Henri Pinault, which owns many fashion houses of Europe. It also turned out that the actress is expecting a baby: baby girl born 21 September of the same year and was named Valentina Paloma. The wedding was held two years later in a beautiful theater in Venice, which was attended by many well-known figures of France and the United States. Surprisingly, the home of businessman Salma lives under the name of her husband, which there more famous than she is.

    Salma Hayek: filmography

    • Teresa
    • The alley of miracles
    • Desperate
    • Four rooms
    • The hunchback of Notre Dame
    • Dogma
    • Wild, wild West
    • Frida
    • Bandidas
    • Everly

    Salma Hayek: photo

    Salma Hayek

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